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Leadership Day

May 17-18, 2022

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Overview of Leadership Day

Welcome to Leadership Day 2022, the College’s annual two-day advocacy event held in Washington, D.C. that enables ACP to increase its presence on Capitol Hill and bring our issues of concern to U.S. lawmakers. The event will be held on May 17-18 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC which is a short metro ride or taxi ride to Congressional offices.

We have an exciting program and experience in store for you, including many educational briefings on the key policies you will be discussing with lawmakers as well as advocacy tips on how to present ACP’s priority issues to your members of Congress, an awards program, and briefings from lawmakers. The second day of the event will be dedicated to meetings with your lawmakers. For more information about the logistics of the meetings, how you will access your schedules and other resources, please view the What to Expect at Leadership Day 2022 memo and ACP’s Congressional Meetings FAQs. We highly recommend you review them before coming to Leadership Day.

The Role of Chapters and ACP Members

The involvement of our chapters and our ACP Advocates is a vital component to the effectiveness of our advocacy efforts, and that includes your participation in Leadership Day. This event is our most critical advocacy event of the year, providing you the opportunity to learn about and advocate for ACP’s health care priorities, have valuable time with members of Congress, and most importantly provide the clinician perspective on how policies being contemplated by Congress impact your patients. Your voice and your involvement, as constituents, in the legislative process can make all the difference in whether your lawmakers support or oppose a given policy reform. As always, we appreciate the time that you take away from your practice, your patients, and your family to advocate with us for the greater good.

Happy Hour Reception for Medical Student and Resident/Fellow in-training Members

There will be a happy hour reception for medical student and Resident/Fellow in-training members only from 7:00 – 8:00pm ET on Tuesday (May 17).

ACP Services PAC Meet-and-Greet Event

There will also be a meet-and-greet event with members of Congress hosted by ACP Services PAC from 6:00 – 7:00pm ET on Tuesday (May 17). This meet-and-greet event will be open to ACP Services PAC members and by invitation only.

ACP member participation in both Leadership Day and the Advocates for Internal Medicine Network are critically important to the overall and ongoing success of ACP’s advocacy program. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at Leadership Day 2022.


NOTE: All times below EDT

Tuesday, May 17

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Briefing for Medical Students and Resident/Fellow in-training Members

(Attendance is limited to these individuals)

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Advocacy Workshop: Making the Most of Your Hill Meetings

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Lunch provided

12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Opening Remarks

Darilyn Moyer, MD, FACP Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer

Ryan Mire, MD, FACP President

Eileen Moser, MD, MHPE, MACP President, ACP Services, Inc.

Elisa Choi, MD, FACP Chair, Board of Governors

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Washington Update

Shari Erickson, SVP, Governmental Affairs and Public Policy

Robert Doherty, SVP Emeritus, Governmental Affairs and Public Policy

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Primary Care Equity in Payment and Delivery System Reforms

Administration officials/scholars

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Awards Ceremony

Richard Neubauer Advocate for Internal Medicine Award

  • Dr. Sally Berryman (Minnesota)

PAC Distinguished Service Award

  • Dr. Richard Dart (Wisconsin)

Joseph F. Boyle Award

  • Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion: The Latest from Congress on Telehealth and Payment Reform, Mental Health, Prescription Drugs and More!

Congressional committee staff

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Welcome to Washington Reception hosted by ACP Services, Inc. Political Action Committee (PAC); Open to 2022 ACP Services PAC members only

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Happy Hour Reception for Medical Student and Resident/Fellow in-training Members Only

Location: Oriental Room, Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Wednesday, May 18

7:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.


Briefings by Members of Congress

Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA)

Rep. John Joyce (R-PA)

9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Capitol Hill Visits

Congressional meeting schedules will be distributed on May 11 via email from


The American College of Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Claim your CME credit using the below link. This link will go live at 12 p.m. on May 18, 2022. 

Claim CME

Issue Briefs/Materials

These materials consist of short issue briefs on each of the key policy priorities for the College for Leadership Day. The briefs contain specific “asks” of Congress and are intended to be sent electronically to congressional offices following each meeting. Please take the time to thoroughly read the issue briefs well in advance of the event date.  

Need help accessing the meeting? Chat with us. For other questions about the virtual meeting during the meeting, contact Shuan Tomlinson at


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ACP Vaccination and Masking Policy


Currently, the District of Columbia community level of COVID-19 is rated “Low” by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention. Under these community conditions, masking is not required, but ACP encourages masking as a caring precaution to protect each other. If you choose not to mask, please be respectful of others and their level of comfort and be mindful of proximity to those who may not be comfortable without masking due to their personal risk assessment. Every precaution allowable will be taken during meals at the event to help ensure the health and safety of attendees. Dining with the group is a choice based on each individual’s comfort level. 


ACP expects everyone who participates in-person at Leadership Day to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines per the CDC’s recommendations. Up-to-date means having received all doses in the primary series and one booster when eligible, which will be different depending on age, health status, what vaccine was received first and when. A second booster is not necessary to be considered up to date. Anyone who will not be up to date at the time of the event should contact ACP beforehand to discuss their situation and ACP will determine whether or not they may attend.